10 BEST CHRONOS of 2016

10 BEST CHRONOS of 2016

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Present-day chronos are no more the plain vanilla ones of the yore but come with complications that can have multiple independent hands to measure seconds, minutes, hours and even tenths of a second. Modern uses of chronographs involve piloting airplanes, car racing, diving and submarine maneuvering. Hiren Kumar Bose on the top-notch chronos launched on the 200th year of the Louis Moinet invention

BAUME & MERCIER Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar


Drawing inspiration from the “golden 50s” models in its museum collection, the Chronograph Complete Calendar, available in three versions, feature a highly classical design and offer two very practical complications: a complete calendar and a chronograph. The central-hand calendar date is complemented by a day and month indication (in two apertures at 12 o’clock and a day-night indicator at 9 o’clock). The moonphase function, incorporated in a counter at 6 o’clock, consists of a mobile disc that rotates in one lunar month of twenty nine and a half days. Chronograph seconds are indicated by a central seconds hand. Elapsed minutes and hours are shown on two small counters at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, and the chronograph function is highlighted by hands in blued steel. With a generous 43 mm diameter, the 14.95 mm thick watch presents a silvered dial with sun satin-finished decoration, Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated applique indexes as well as a set of blued steel hands that emphasize the elements of the chronograph’s complications 로지텍 g102 드라이버 다운로드. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal of the case back reveals the automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve and its fine watchmaking finishes. The beautifully crafted black alligator strap with square scales has been designed to integrate perfectly with the case middle and offer absolute comfort on the wrist. Its triple-folding buckle is highly ergonomic and fitted with security buttons.

CARL F. BUCHERER Manero Flyback


The 43mm watch’s classic design houses an intricate chronograph movement controlled by a gearwheel and features an additional Flyback function. Available in either a rose gold or stainless steel case, the chronograph newcomer features the caliber CFB 1970, which is controlled by a gearwheel and also provides a Flyback function, allowing multiple time intervals to be measured in quick succession. The term Flyback refers to the movement performed by the stop hands when the reset button is pushed while the stopwatch is running. The chronograph hands fly back to zero, while the movement continues to run in the background – allowing the hands to resume as soon as the reset button is released. With conventional timepieces, it is necessary to press the button three times in order to measure successive time intervals: stop the chronograph, reset and re-measure 멘델레이 다운로드. The polished push buttons controlling the chronograph function not only emphasize the classic character of the watch, they are also highly functional with their large surface area. The high-quality silver dial is set with ten raised indexes, which are finished in gold tones or in stainless steel, depending on the choice of case material. This is also the case for the lance-style hands that are typical of the Manero range, as well as the baton hands of the chronograph. The two sub-dials for the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the stop minute at 3 o’clock are recessed and combine with the surrounding raised border adorned with a tachymeter scale to underline the three-dimensional quality of the dial design.

CHOPARD Mille Miglia 2016 Xl Race Edition


A generously sized retro-style timepiece issued in a 1,000-piece stainless steel edition, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition is inspired by the design codes of the cars that took part in the historical race between 1927 and 1940. Water-resistant to 50m, its sturdy 46 mm-diameter case makes it the largest of the Mille Miglia wrist chronographs created by Chopard. Its classic and refined lines are enhanced by two traditional pushers and a fluted crown. The perfectly readable black dial is enlivened by wide Arabic numerals and luminescent hands, while the bright red sweep-seconds hand stands out clearly to count off the precious seconds of the race Enjoy sarah download. These legibility-enhancing attributes are essential in a timepiece dedicated to competition in any conditions. Topped by a tachymetric scale, an indication that is useful in calculating average speed which is a decisive factor in endurance racing, the satin-brushed dial displays snailed anthracite and black counters reminiscent of car dashboards. Echoing the sweep-seconds hand, the “Rossa Corsa” red arrow-shaped Mille Miglia logo appears both at 12 o’clock on the dial and around the rim of the exhibition case-back. In a final nod to the world of classic racing, this performance-driven watch is fitted with a finely weathered strap in “Suportlo®” calfskin, whose waterproofness and superbly supple feel recall the leather tie-down straps on the bonnet of a racing car. The 46mm watch is equipped with a high-precision watch ‘engine’, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Entirely developed, designed and assembled in the Chopard workshops, the Chopard Calibre 03.05-C is a new mechanical self-winding movement equipped with a column wheel.

HUBLOT Big Bang Unico Sapphire


Hublot has created the 45 mm 500-pieced Big Bang Unico Sapphire models cut straight from sapphire, without losing sapphire’s unique and rare character 유튜브 연령제한 영상 다운로드. This is a first. Sapphire had never previously been cut “on such a large scale”. The case middle, bezel and back of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire are cut from blocks of sapphire, a material which is almost as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond (9 on the Mohs scale as opposed to 10 for diamond). Only a few pieces forming the spine of the watch are made from titanium: the screws, the crown, which is over-molded with silicon, and the deployant buckle. Its skeleton dial, made from transparent resin, reveals all the gears of the proprietary Unico HUB1242 movement and its finishes. Complementing its ethereal silhouette, its strap – transparent – is invisible so that the skin can be seen through it.

LOUIS MOINET Memoris Red Eclipse


Displaying all the choreography of its chronograph on the dial side, the unique structure of Memoris provides time measurement – and allows you to understand how it works, too. With a single gentle touch on the monopusher, a unique performance unfolds before your eyes: the mechanism of steel parts and gears comes to life, all coordinated by the column wheel at 12 o’clock. The column wheel itself, with teeth at the base and vertical columns that have been precision cut, is the star of the show. The multiple facets of this symmetrical part bring to life the various levers that pass on information to the hands Download 549 episodes of The Hot Test. The movement is neither a skeleton nor an additional module; it’s an all-new feature, designed for and around the chronograph. So much so that Louis Moinet has opted to locate the automatic movement’s time mechanism to the rear of the piece, beneath the plate. The movement’s parts are hand-decorated: angling and black polishing embellish the mechanism, set against a mysterious, starry backdrop. This is crafted using a traditional rose engine – a tool which, despite being all of two hundred years old, has just found a new application, thanks to Memoris. The unique process used results in a spectacular effect, by virtue of which the stars twinkle as your viewing angle changes. Limited to 12 examples, the 436mm “Red Eclipse” highlights its heavenly ancestry with a red moon in gold-leaf enamel on its oscillating weight, as well as hand-crafted engravings on its bridges and bezel. The white gold case is also fully hand-engraved, on the theme of the lunar eclipse, and decorated with jewels at the end of the lugs. Memoris time, meanwhile, is displayed on a Grand Feu enamel dial.

MONTBLANC 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition


Inspired by a monopusher chronograph from the 1930s, this new limited edition of 100 pieces features with one of Villeret’s most elegant manufacture, hand-wound chronographs— the Calibre MB M16.29 — featuring a column wheel and a horizontal disc clutch. On the historical side, a fluted crown with a coaxial push-piece is reminiscent of the early crowns that were designed for easy grasp, while the elegant dial, with its large white luminescent Arabic numerals and a railway track, is also typical of the period Youth Police Download. The small seconds at nine o’clock, the chronograph 30-minutes counter at three o’clock, the retro Montblanc logo and the large “cathedral” hands, with their cloisonné design filled with white Super-LumiNova®, all stay faithful to the original design.

With a large 44 mm stainless steel case with slightly enlarged lugs, the addition of a deep blue dial with a tachymetric scale for measuring speeds over distance, along with a matching blue alligator strap, contribute to reinforcing the vintage look of this historical timepiece. Other features include a large screw-regulated balance wheel and a swan-neck regulator.

TAG HEUER Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Chronograph


Made of ceramic with alternate finishings, the TAG Heuer Carrera calibre Heuer 01 chronograph presents a supremely clean design revealing all the technical details of this movement. On the dial side the openworked date disc is visible. On the case-back, its red column wheel, the skeleton chronograph bridge and the back weight also draw the eye into the mechanism. The case is made of a steel container, on top of which a ceramic envelope is attached.

The movement is the TAG Heuer calibre Heuer 01 which is an automatic chronograph with date manufacture movement. The dial is black, skeletonized, with 3 counters. The indexes are hand-applied, polished and fine brushed with black luminescent markers. With a 45 mm diameter, the case is modular and made of polished black ceramic, giving the timepiece a unique and beautiful shine effect 삼성전자 펌웨어 다운로드. Equipped with a scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment the chronograph has a water resistance of 100 meters. Finally it is adorned with a black perforated rubber strap and a black titanium carbide coated titanium folding clasp with safety push buttons.

PATEK PHILIPPE World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930


The 39.50mm watch presents a combination of two long-standing Patek Philippe specialties that true connoisseurs so far have seen only in a single piece from the 1940s. World Time watches and chronographs rank among the most popular complications in mechanical timepieces. Its new calibre CH 28-520 HU manufacture movement combines an automatic chronograph featuring column-wheel control and a vertical clutch with the World Time module. It is extremely easy to use: a pusher at 10 o’clock advances the hour hand and the two World Time scales in one-hour increments without disrupting the precise rate of the movement.

The movement is integrated in a classic round case made of 18-ct white gold, uniting two of the manufacture’s timelessly beautiful and elegant design hallmarks. Classic elegance is also the theme of the new Ref. 5930 with its blue and silvery dial that structures the displays of local time, the other 23 time zones, and the chronograph functions in an exemplary manner to assure instant legibility at a glance 프레지 클래식 다운로드. The outermost scale is a blue disc with the city names that represent the 24 time zones. It adjoins the white chronograph scale with fourth-of-a-second graduations. An adjacent 24-hour ring with bright/dark zones as well as sun and moon symbols doubles as a day/night indicator for the World Time readings. As in all Patek Philippe World Time watches, the dark blue centre is dedicated to decorative artistry and manually guilloched.

ULYSSE NARDIN Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar


Simple to use, adjustable both on the front and back, this piece is imbued with the values of innovation, reliability and high-precision Its UN-153 calibre is entirely manufactured in-house—including the silicium balance-spring. Halfway between a perpetual calendar, which doesn’t need correcting before the year 2100, and a simple calendar that requires five manual adjustments a year, the annual calendar is mechanically programmed for one year: it recognises months composed of 30 and 31 days, but not February. It needs to be corrected once a year.

But where classic devices involve up to thirty components, watchmakers at Ulysse Nardin have managed to develop a system containing around only a dozen elements. In a development of the simple calendar developed for the UN-118 calibre, the annual calendar needed only three additional wheels.
The new UN-153 calibre is manufactured entirely in-house and beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, proof of its extreme precision 로직 악기 다운로드. The silicon balance-spring and escapement allows the time and calendar pointers to be moved in either direction. The model also includes a chronograph feature. Apart from the central hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, the 30-minute counter is displayed at 3 o’clock, the hour counter at 6 o’clock and the small second counter at 9 o’clock. The latter also features a month display, which includes sub-dials offering useful guide-marks when setting. Finally, the date is displayed in a window at 6 o’clock. The watch’s same outstanding classic forms as sailing instruments, including a ribbed bezel, a screw-crown guaranteeing perfect water- resistance, a full lug width ensuring admirable stability on the wrist and a generous 43 mm diameter case for excellent readability.



An emblem of high precision, the El Primero 36’000 VPH chronograph is immediately recognizable by its three counter colors, an aesthetic that has been part of the Zenith DNA since 1969, when the Manufacture first presented the legendary El Primero, the world’s most precise series-made chronograph. Its anthracite sunburst dial features the three iconic counters interpreted in the original silver-toned, blue and anthracite colors. This display featuring a blend of strength and distinction is swept over by a slim red central sweep-seconds hand and luminescent facetted hours and minutes hands 사실은 내가 다운로드. Throbbing steadily at the heart of its 42 mm-diameter stainless steel case, the El Primero 400B automatic movement with its 50-hour power reserve beats at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour enabling a tenth-of-a-second display, along with central hours and minutes hands, small seconds, chronograph and date functions. The top-flight mechanism is showcased to perfection within a timelessly elegant design.


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